LB&SCR Carriages V1

ISBN: 9781905505357
Format: Hardback, 232 Pages

Book Details

It is now almost forty years since the publication of Carriage Stock of the LB&SCR by PJ Newbury, and twenty since David Gould produced Bogie Carriages of the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway. This new book is the first of two volumes intended to complete the coverage of LB&SCR carriages and passenger-rated vans. A second volume will describe the four- and six-wheeled saloon and passenger-rated vans, and will also give an account of the restoration of LB&SCR carriages at the Bluebell Railway.

The aim is to provide a “design history” based on contemporary historical documents supplemented by practical knowledge gained through the study and restoration of surviving carriage bodies. The two volumes describe how carriage design developed, and how it followed new developments in train lighting, braking, communication and the social distinctions of the time.

Both volumes are profusely illustrated with photographs and scale drawings, and are produced to the same high standard as this publisher’s LSWR Carriages by Gordon Weddell. All royalties from the sale of these volumes are being donated to the Bluebell Stroudley Coach Fund.

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